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Arts + Entertainment

In a seismic move that will further propel the Asheville and greater Western North Carolina music scene into the national spotlight, Citizen Vinyl will officially open its doors to the public on Oct. 8. 

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With Mountain Heritage Day canceled for 2020, Western Carolina University will still mark the date with a virtual concert by Summer Brooke & The Mountain Faith Band at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26. 

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“Art After Dark” will continue from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2, in downtown Waynesville.

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Fresh out of high school in 1970, Sam Bush was a teenager in Bowling Green, Kentucky, with aspirations of being a touring musician. 

With his mandolin and fiddle in hand, he took off for the bright stage lights of Louisville, teaming up with bluegrass guitar wizard Tony Rice as part of the iconic ensemble that was The Bluegrass Alliance. 

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Following the recent announcement by The Grey Eagle of its drive-in concert series in Maggie Valley, the Asheville Music Hall made its series public last week, which will take place at the Smoky Mountain Event Center in Waynesville.

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Although the Bardo Arts Center at Western Carolina University is closed to the public during the WCU fall semester due to COVID-19 restrictions, audiences will have the opportunity to enjoy a selection of virtual events and experiences, with a line-up of streaming events beginning in September.

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Reading Room

  • Lost and found in the woods
    Lost and found in the woods It has been said that the best place to start a story is at the beginning. With the first page of John Lane’s new novel Whose Woods These Are (Mercer University Press, 2020, 224 pg.) we literally begin at the beginning. “The first woods grew…
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